Posts tagged as: human rights

Live at the constitutional convention: debating economic, social and cultural rights for Ireland #ESCrights #ccven

The right to health…the right to education…the right to housing…the right to an adequate standard of living… Can we afford to pay for these human rights? What are the arguments for ESC rights and against ESC rights? Would placing ESC … More →

Debating Human Rights – universal or relative to culture?

For human rights activists, the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a sacred document.  Its 30 different articles outline the political, economic, social rights that we are all entitled to – no matter who we are – because … More →

Cartoon of the month: the benefits of migration

Cartoon of the month for February. Visit the cartoons library or check our blogs about migration for more.

10 ongoing bad news stories from 2013

Earlier this month, you may have seen our top 10 good news stories from 2013 we published.  What follows covers some aspects of the other side of the coin. In order to understand the context of ‘good news’, we need … More →

Top 10 videos from 2013

Using multimedia can be a great method for raising debate and discussion around a particular set of issues. Whether you are running a workshop, teaching a class, or just looking to brighten up a dreary Friday morning in mid-January, it … More →

What we’re watching and reading: Think Africa; The World’s Best News; staying positive and imagining a better world; #LivingWage campaign

Information is powerful. Think Africa is a short video that collects the opinions of festival goers from the 2013 Electric Picnic in Stradbally as they consider what words come to mind when they think of ‘Africa’. Paying homage to Bob … More →

Emphasising, once again, the importance of values and empathy in development education

At the recent July Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies/80:20 Human Rights Summer School in Malta, Roland Tormey of the Teaching Support Centre, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne reminded participants of the factors that influence ‘pro-social action’ (an extended version of … More →

Boycott of occupied territory settlement goods – a response

Tony Daly responds to a range of the comments and feedback received by the authors based on a blog posted earlier this year with Colm Regan on the international boycott against settlement goods labelled as Israeli products from the Occupied … More →

Israel, Caherciveen, the Telegraph and ‘anti-Semitism’

Recent months have seen a storm of criticism and comment of Trócaire’s campaign to boycott goods from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. This piece responds to one such commentator, Ruth Dudley Edwards, who accused Trócaire of disseminating ‘hatred’. Calling … More →

Being seen and heard: involving young people in the Children’s Referendum

    In just over two weeks the people of Ireland will be tasked with voting on the Children’s Referendum, on Saturday the 10th November. This presents a brilliant opportunity to engage young people on the values base of our … More →